16558Re: [genpcncfir] Re: Braxton family
- Dec 3, 2007Dear Linda,
I also found records of a daughter of James Braxton
who married an Avery around 1810. Her new husband left
to fight in the War of 1812 shortly after the
marriage. This couple also settled in Wayne County. I
believed that she filed for his Pension in Pitt. I
think that in her Petition for the Pension she said
that they had lived most of their married life in
Wayne but had married in Pitt at the home of her
father James Braxton.
I do not know which James Braxton this man was. I
imagine, though, that she would have had to submit
proof of her marriage to her Avery husband in order to
claim on his record--that being the case in all the
other Pension claims I have read the supporting
That being the case I imagine, too, that the names
of both her parents would have appeared in support of
that record on her marriage certificate, the more so
as the marriage took place at her father's house.
If I can access this piece of information, it could
very well fill in gaps in the early Braxton line for
many of us.
Since I do not know which James was the father of
this young woman, I also do not know who her siblings
were. I don't have access to Wayne County records. If
you would check that end, I'll check for the Pitt
records at the State library here in Richmond.
--- Linda E <ljeckerd@...> wrote:
> Hi Carol,=== message truncated ===
> I'll be interested to see the Avery/Averitt
> connection. How did you
> find that was Priscilla's maiden name? Now will have
> to check the
> Wayne County records to see if Thomas was buried
> there. Which Avery
> line is she from? Someone has our Hannah(married to
> John) as "Hannah
> Lindley". I do find a Hannah Lindley married to a
> Thomas Braxton
> from Orange county in the same time frame. I think
> I checked into
> that a long time ago and found that branch went to
> Illinois and is
> not a direct connection to our John and Mary Braxton
> line that I can
> find. Of course there could be another Hannah
> Lindley, a Wm. Braxton
> is married to a Mary Lindley in Chatham Co. Have to
> connect more
> dots! Sorting out the Braxton branches is a giant
> jig saw puzzle! I
> did look in Wayne County some, but haven't found
> anything yet. I
> don't have access to ancestry.com anymore.
> Yes, families did spell names differently for
> different reasons. In
> my Finley line I found Findley's, etc. Guess in
> Scotland a "D" was
> added for those who lived on one side of the River
> Dee. Of course
> sometimes the census takers spelled names
> phonetically and made a
> real mess... like my Kerr ancesters, I have to look
> for Carr, Karr,
> etc. My maiden name is Buginnis, I found out lately
> that in
> Lithuania there are no double n's in the language...
> the extra n was
> added in the 30's to sound more Irish so my uncles
> could get jobs in
> Chicago, one uncle even changed his name to
> McGinnis. My fathers
> birth certificate was spelled with one n. It was
> really fun finding
> the name at Ellis Island... there was a z in it to
> sound more Russian!
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Carol Singh
> <csinghworthington@...> wrote:
> > Dear Linda,
> > Thanks. Yes, I descend from John Braxton and
> > One reason for our not having seen the name Thomas
> > passed down in the Pitt County families might be
> > that like Lacey, sons moved in order to purchase
> > farmland to support their wives and children. I
> > seen case after case of this being mentioned in
> > correspondence and legal documents.
> > If I remember correctly also, Priscilla was
> > Priscilla Avery. Widowed with six children to
> > for, she had left Wayne County where they had
> moved to
> > establish their home and returned to Pitt.
> > Having no ties to Wayne except for her
> > she wanted to live out her life near her family.
> > Although she had sought no assistance, from what I
> > gathered, her father took on the role of provider
> > her and the children.
> > I also read that the Avery name had at this
> > two spellings. The change was made, not for show
> > for distinction. It seems that there were so many
> > this name that the family was concerned about
> > confusion as to who was who. Among themselves,
> > had agreed to a spelling change for some of the
> > families--interesting eh what?
> > I had never heard of nor read of anyone's
> > changed the spelling of the surname for this
> > With so many variant spellings in our families,
> > piece of information really caught my attention.
> > Just in case I have misrecalled my notes,
> > you check Wayne County for Thomas and Priscilla?
> > The State Library here in Richmond is closed
> > Mondays. That's why I didn't run down there and go
> > directly to my source.
> > Tomorrow I have a block of time free and can
> > it myself if I can't easily lay hands on my
> > notes--even though I do keep all my publications
> > notesbooks in one room. It would be a matter of
> > pages in which one, and that I don't know offhand
> > having in my mind which Braxtons were mentioned in
> > which Pitt County Family Researchers' Quarterly or
> > which Chronicles.
> > Thanks for your Braxton information relative
> > John's family. It may be there's a tie-in but not
> > through Lacey.
> > I recall that in his letter to the Daily
> > Reflector from 1911 Elias A. Braxton had stated
> > he thought there were other brothers and sisters
> > names he might not have remembered or even known,
> > having been so young when the family moved to
> > Tennessee.
> > Good to hear from you as always, Carol
> > --- Linda E <ljeckerd@...> wrote:
> > > Hi Carol and John,
> > >
> > > Interesting post John. I haven't done much
> > > in the last year
> > > or so and if I remember right Carol, that you
> > > descended from
> > > Lacey's brother John Braxton and Sarah. I'm not
> > > sure which line John
> > > (Meyer's) line is though. I'm sure it isn't
> > > Lacey though and
> > > I don't have the brother's lines in my data
> > > His best bet is to
> > > go to Kenny Braxton's web site or to
> ancestry.com or
> > > rootsweb and
> > > find which line he links up with. I'm sure that
> > > Lacey is the son of
> > > John and Hannah, and John is the son of Thomas.
> > > from there on
> > > up, proof is needed to see if Thomas is the son
> > > John and Mary or
> > > what that relationship is but sure there is a
> > > relationship... and if
> > > Priscilla was in fact his wife. (Thomas did have
> > > son named Thomas
> > > with presumably Priscilla) Haven't a clue what
> > > happened to him or
> > > Henerick for that matter. Think there is some
> > > research on Phelix.
> > >
> > > I would love to see your copies of the land
> > > for Thomas. And
> > > the notes you have on Priscilla and Thomas, the
> > > Thomas wasn't
> > > used much in any lines I don't think. However
> > > was a William in
> > > Chatham Co. N.C. who had a son Thomas about the
> > > time frame.
> > >
> > > Somewhere in my original research notes I did
> > > census reports and
> > > or deeds with the names of John and Hannah's
> > > children and he did have
> > > a son John and think you and I concluded that it
> > > your John. When
> > > I get time I'll look through my notes and see
> > > "proof" I had.
> > >
> > > Linda
> > >
> > >
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